Re-Making Tacoma Walkable

Tacoma, Washington, could become a walkable city, according to Danish architect Lars Genzoe.

"Tollefson Plaza, downtown's Tacoma's public gathering space minus the public, is not beyond saving, Danish architect and lecturer Lars Genzoe said Tuesday following a presentation before the City Council."

"The plaza – and much of downtown – needs a stronger connection to the water. 'You have a wonderful waterfront,' Genzoe said. 'You need more connections. The area around the plaza needs to be better connected.'"

"And it needs to offer people more reasons to visit. 'There are very few action places on the plaza,' he said, though there are some nearby. Benches for seating might help, he suggested. Kiosks, too. As it is, it feels like a large space waiting for an event like a soccer match or baseball game, he said."

Full Story: Tacoma can be foot-friendly city, architect says

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